I've begun to add daily photos and thoughts on my hearty gallbladder friendly and aorta health diet on my food/diet blog - located here: gallbladder life.blogspot.com There you find many heart healthy, gallbladder friendly & aorta supporting mostly vegan recipes.
Here are my favorite Primal - Paleo, heart and aorta healthy, anti-inflammatory recipes! Enjoy!
Kevin's Primal Pineapple & Nut & Chocolate, Almond & Coconut Flour Cookies - Cardiovascular Healthy!
|Kevin's Primal Pineapple, Almond & Coconut Flour, Dark Cocao & Nut Cookies|
And there is no sugar crash afterwards - only fat burning and muscle building (look out Atlas!). Lol.
|Low carb, good protein and high quality fats. Eating primal can be fun!|
My kidneys are about shot because of all the contrast dye from multiple CT scans. In fact I went into serious renal failure after my second open heart surgery. Ugh. So I do not handle sugars or high glycemic carbs very well. However today, I wanted a quick and easy treat - but not one that would hurt me.
|Publix has an excellent selection of 'alternative meal', including coconut and almond meal|
I feel so much better from doing so. Post second open heart I weighed almost 245 pounds or so. Today I am down to the mid 170s. My goal is a BMI of between 20 and 21 and I am almost there.
|Yummy, 'almost totally' Primal-Paleo dark cocao|
Earlier I rode my bicycle up to the market, selected a few 'primal'-'pale' ingredients and came home to whip up a batch of good-for-you cookies. OMG, they are so delicious!
|Eating Primal has helped me remove inflammatory substances from my diet - Good for my Heart!!!|
Kevin's Primal Pineapple & Nut & Chocolate, Almond & Coconut Flour Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F
Mix 1 cup organic almond flour and 1 cup organic coconut flour in a mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda & 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
Stir in three brown eggs and 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract.
Drain and mix in 10 oz organic crushed pineapple with no sugar added.
Add 1/3 cup organic coconut oil.
Mix well with a fork and press into small cookies on a cooking sheet prepped with organic EVOO.
Decorate with organic 85% Dark Cocao and your favorite nuts (I like pecans, cashews and macadamia nuts).
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.
OMG. What an awesome, filling treat full of protein, good fats and a few low glycemic carbs.
I love eating primal. Natural foods make me want to stand out back and beat my chest like Tarzan. But I don't do this chest beating because it might aggregate my existing dissected aorta challenges. Instead I smile and lick my lips and growl like Tarzan. And lick my lips again!